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'Head On' to Vertigo; Film Four grabs 'Passion'

“Head On,” the Oz entry in Directors’ Fortnight, has sold to Vertigo in Span and Ster Kinekor in South Africa. Sales company Southern Star says it is juggling offers from all the major European territories, Asia and North America.

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Film Four has pre-bought all U.K. rights to “Passion,” the Percy Grainger biopic directed by Oz helmer Peter Duncan. The pic, which stars Richard Roxburgh, Barbara Herskey and Emily Woof, is currently shooting in Australia before moving to London in June.

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